• Budget

    Government shuts down as CR fails in the Senate

    Large parts of the federal government will shutter at least temporarily as Congress fails to enact a four-week stopgap spending bill. As agencies prepare to power down, officials say cybersecurity is being given a higher priority than it was in the 2013 shutdown.

  • Cybersecurity

    Even without full compliance, DHS happy with email hygiene mandate

    Multiple research firms find that 40-50 percent of federal domains missed the first deadline for BOD-18-01, but the Department of Homeland Security is encouraged by the progress made over the past three months.

  • Cybersecurity

    Next gen aircraft ID system vulnerable, watchdog finds

    The GAO is concerned that the next-generation air traffic technology that precisely tracks commercial and military aircraft is vulnerable to hackers.

  • Census

    Census prep suffers under a CR or a shutdown

    Experts say unprecedented budget problems are affecting preparation for the 2020 population count, and even brief funding disruption could jeopardize readiness.

  • Pentagon CMO reorg to take effect

    The White House announced the promotion of the Defense Department's current deputy chief management officer, John Gibson to the new role of CMO.

  • Shutdown

    House passes CR, but shutdown still looms

    The House of Representatives voted to pass a month-long funding bill to keep the government open, but its Senate prospects are uncertain.

  • Cybersecurity

    House passes bill restoring State cyber office

    Seven months after the Trump administration shuttered a critical State Department office responsible for coordinating international cooperation around cybersecurity issues, Congress took a big step toward reversing the decision.

  • Health IT

    DOD health record effort pivots to lessons learned

    After a lengthy rollout, military health leaders will evaluate user feedback on MHS Genesis to prepare for full deployment.

  • Cybersecurity

    Industrial systems vendors warn on processor bugs Spectre and Meltdown

    Industrial control systems providers have notified the government about potential vulnerabilities to widespread bugs affecting computer microprocessors.

  • Cybersecurity

    Budget, workforce challenge CDM implementation

    Vendors say the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program must evolve to deal with emerging threats.